What's new in Jersey for 2022?

Whether you want a relaxing escape or a holiday of adventure, here’s what’s new for 2022 in Jersey. Inspire your clients to discover the Curiously Brit...(ish) island of Jersey year round.

What's New for 2022

Accommodation updates

New self-catering properties with Freedom Holidays

Freedom Holidays, one of the leading agents for self-catering accommodation in Jersey, have added eight new properties to their portfolio. Providing quality, vetted accommodation to visitors to Jersey throughout the year.

The new properties are a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and cottages in idyllic country and coastal locations around the island.

Freedom Holidays have a great choice of quality self-catering apartments, cottages and houses available to rent in a range of styles, sizes and locations.

Morel Farm  *Coming in October 2022* 

The National Trust for Jersey was awarded Fiscal Stimulus funding in 2021 to restore Morel Farm – a beautiful 18th century farmstead, parts of which date back to 1666 and which include an unusual double archway, cobbled courtyard, walled garden and agricultural outbuildings. The farm house is being converted to a four bedroom self-catering unit and a former potato store and the Bake house will be one bedroom self-catering units. The refurbishment will respect the historic integrity and internal fabric of the buildings and the external appearance will remain unaltered.  

The Somerville Hotel - bedroom refurbishment

This four-star hotel located in St. Aubin is refurbishing its bedrooms, with an extension of the fun and exciting modern-Victorian scheme and concept that has been so well received in hotel's restaurants Voyager and Tides. All will be paying homage to the hotels 140 years in service, it’s prominent place in an exciting time of the birth of tourism in Jersey, and of course Somerville founder Mr J.W. Chapman’s eccentric Bon vivant nature. The refurbishment will be completed and the hotel will re-open on 26 January 2022. 

The Moorings Hotel - renovation 

This long-time favourite has recently undergone a refurbishment, whilst retaining its original charm and character. Situated in the heart of Gorey Pier on the east coast of Jersey, The Moorings is a year-round hotspot. This boutique development now boasts four single rooms, eleven double rooms and several family rooms, many of which offer exceptional views over the Royal Bay of Grouville to France. The Moorings also offers a locally sourced rotating menu, including Grouville oysters and Jersey lobster. The restaurant is currently open with the accommodation opening later this year. 

Millbrook House Hotel - restoration 

Plans have been approved for the restoration of the current Millbrook House site’s buildings to create an exceptional and characterful Art Hotel. The Hotel will offer a unique experience for visitors and guests to immerse themselves in arts, cultural and cooking courses, along with fine dining and a spa. All facilities will be available to islanders as well as guests from further afield. The development will include 39 hotel bedrooms, seven self-catering units and six eco-pods. The investment comes from CCA Galleries International Ltd, a commercial gallery in St. Helier and the development is proposed to open in 2023. 

Second Premier Inn, St. Helier - new opening 

A new 122-room Premier Inn in Bath Street open in May 2022. The Bath Street development, known as Merchant’s Square, includes a new pedestrian walkway linking the Millennium Town Park and Halkett Place. It is an exciting opportunity for the redevelopment of this part of St. Helier, benefiting both islanders and visitors. 

Expansion plans to Les Ormes self-catering resort, in St. Brelade

Les Ormes are expanding and will be adding an additional 60-accommodation units to the St. Brelade site. These will consist of 44 one-bed, two two-bed, 13 four-bed and one six-bed self-catering accommodation units. Building work will be done in phases over a six-year period and is expected to start in September 2022. They will also look at enhancing cycle routes in the area as part of the development adding to the experience guests can enjoy at Les Ormes.

Experience developments

Durrell launch new sculpture trail - Tortoise Takeover

Durrell revealed that their exciting new sculpture for next year’s art trail is going to be a giant tortoise. The specially commissioned sculpture was unveiled at Government House in June at the official launch event for Durrell’s next sculpture trail – Tortoise Takeover. These charismatic creatures will be taking over the island during the summer of 2023 as ambassadors for all the work that Durrell undertakes with reptiles across the globe. 

ArtHouse Jersey’s ‘Home’ mural at Norman’s is now complete

ArtHouse Jersey’s large-scale public artwork Home is now complete! Measuring 600 sq/m, the Home mural serves as one of the largest murals in Europe, with the work now completely transforming the facade of Normans builders merchants in St. Helier. The mural, produced in partnership between ArtHouse Jersey and UK-based street art organisation Wood Street Walls, was officially recognised and welcomed to the island by the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey Sir Stephen Dalton & Lady Dalton at an ‘unveiling’ ceremony in front of Normans in June.

New snorkel trail launched at Portelet Bay 

Nestled between stunning headlands, Portelet Bay is tucked away on the south coast of the island, forming its own little oasis. The winding path down to the beach is surrounded by dense vegetation, extending from the headland to the picturesque, golden sand and clear waters with a small islet, Janvrin’s tomb, set in the middle of the bay. ‘Snorkel Portelet’, Jersey’s own self-guided snorkel trail developed by marine conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation, hopes to provide an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in the marine environment, while learning about the importance of a healthy marine ecosystem. Visitors can expect to see a variety of anemones and wrasse as well as seagrass and rocky outcrops hosting a range of marine wildlife. As the area is being designated as Jersey’s first 'No-Take Zone' (a type of Marine Protected Area), visitors to the snorkel trail can take part in a citizen science survey, contributing to a growing species record to help understand the wildlife found in the bay and how these change over time.

Lakeys Bike Hire

With two-wheel transportation becoming ever more popular, Lakeys Bike Hire have peddled onto the scene at the right time, ready for the 2022 season. Perfectly positioned at the Albert Pier Marina in St. Helier, owner Will Glenn will be offering a wide range of bicycles to hire for all the family, from a child’s Raleigh Bedlam to an adults Bobbin Brownie, there is a ride for all with Lakeys Bike Hire. They will be offering a number of different services, including luggage transportation to and from your accommodation, so the bikes are waiting for you, hassle free; or the one-way journey pick up, when you wanted to enjoy a cycle out to the south west tip of the island for lunch but fancied giving your legs a well earnt rest and returning via the local bus. Their team of local island life enthusiasts aim to assist you in any way possible, ensuring you get the most out of your visit to Jersey.

Immersive theatre at 16 New Street Georgian House 

Described as an “immersive theatre murder mystery / live auction rolled into one”, ‘Going Once, Going twice, Dead...!’ will be performed live at 16 New Street from 28 March – 02 April. The comedy murder mystery play, inspired by real events in 16 New Street’s history, will be performed “promenade style” around the house, enabling visitors to experience as much of the historic building as possible.  

The Trading Point

The newly opened retail outlet, The Trading Point has quickly become a hotspot amongst locals and visitors to the island. Located in a historic building, this creative hub with over 15 local businesses, showcases a wide range of beautiful products, all under one roof. Offering an abundance of bespoke furnishings, handmade jewellery, artisan ceramics, handwoven blankets, limited edition paintings and prints, contemporary fashion, local produce and more. Browse the amazing things on offer, and enjoy a hot drink from the vintage coffee cart over the weekend.

Wild Atlantique

Wild Atlantique were established in 2021 and launched their flagship store, design atelier and online hub in the heart of St. Helier in April 2022. This new local hotspot can be identified as an eco-chic, coastal living lifestyle brand that features a diverse range of apparel, home decor, furniture, accessories and more. Wild Atlantique proudly house products from renowned manufacturers around the world who are committed to producing unique, quality goods in a sustainable and responsible way. 

Food for thought 

The Pavilion

Set in the heart of St. Helier, The Pavilion offers laidback all-day dining and drinking. Whether you want to catch up with a couple of friends over a coffee or freshly squeezed juice, have a meeting away from the office or a romantic rendezvous in the evening with delicious cocktails and light bites, The Pavilion is ready to welcome you to their relaxed and happy home. Cosy up inside or go al fresco when the sun is shining and enjoy their seasonal locally sourced brunch menu, light bites or sharing plates with great coffee, juices and delicious cocktails.

JEJU

Beresford Street Fish Market recently became home to the husband and wife duo at JEJU. Specialising in traditional Korean and Japanese cuisines with a focus on utilising the freshest local produce where possible, JEJU have quickly become a go-to-spot for some on-the-go grub.  

The Porters Store  
 

Since the early days Porters would await on Albert Pier with wheelbarrows to welcome guests to the island and assist with their luggage. Long days and hard work meant there were rumours of a place where they would gather out of view and OFF DUTY - until now. The Porter’s Store (Wharf St.) welcomes you into a normally unseen location. Serving eclectic cocktails, all inspired by their stories of the hotel and the guests they meet. A perfect destination for after work drinks, nightcaps and everything in between. The venue is available for private hire and events.


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Jersey Olakino: Fresh fish poke bowls 
 

The newest item on the shelf at the Fresh Fish Store is Olakino, serving up fresh fish poke bowls that are made using The Fresh Fish Company’s finest selection of top-quality fish!  
 
Discover when and where you can snap one of these healthy tasty bowls up. 

The Beach Club

Randall’s Jersey is excited to introduce another hot spot to its chain of restaurants across the island this Spring. The Beach Club, located on St. Brelade’s Bay will offer a relaxed beach side club spot for both family and friends to enjoy delicious food and sunset cocktails. It promises to be the perfect brunch spot after a thrilling morning of surfing or even the ideal setting to let your hair down for dinner and drinks all night long.

Bohemia celebrates 17 years of Michelin-stars

Bohemia Restaurant, located within The Club Hotel & Spa in St Helier, has retained its Michelin-star for a 17th year. The first star under new Head Chef Callum Graham, who was appointed in January 2020, Bohemia remains the only restaurant in Jersey to hold a Michelin-star. Bohemia has also been rated in the top 1000 Restaurants in the World by LA LISTE 2022, the only restaurant in the Channel Islands to be listed. Led by Head Chef Callum Graham, Bohemia Restaurant offers modern European fare using only the finest quality, fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. From foie gras to hand dived scallops, diners can experience new flavours and textures with its set menu. Set menu costs £99 per person. £59 for sommelier wine pairing

Awabi

Encapsulating the pan-Asian dining experience, here in Jersey. Launching in April 2021, they have taken the island by storm; quickly becoming a local favourite with their unique culinary experiences, as they combine Asian-fusion dishes with local produce. The professionals at Awabi pay homage to Asia's finest restaurants and humble street food markets, as they incorporate these amazing, distinct flavours throughout their menu.

Upstairs at Anley Street

A small intimate dining room and cocktail bar. Opening for lunch and dinner, the bar area is available to walk-ins for drinks and small plates. The restaurant will take reservations and offers a menu that encourages family style dining, celebrating classic British plates.  

The Watchmaker 

An intimate and cosy wine, champagne and charcuterie bar located in the heart of St. Helier, taking its name from the original use of the 18th Century building. Serving sharing boards that are perfect for grazing, sandwiches and bar snacks. The wine menu and drinks offering is thoughtfully curated, with a focus on wines, champagne and cocktails. 

Connectivity updates 

Manche Iles Express

French shipping company DNO have announced that ferry crossings between Jersey and France with Manche Iles Express will re-commence in spring 2022. The service will operate a schedule including a ‘northern line’ from Barneville-Carteret and Diélette and a ‘southern line’ from Granville. They will operate the service using high speed vessels, Victor Hugo which has a capacity of 195 passengers and Granville with a capacity 245 passengers.

Crossings and dates are expected to be announced soon.

Blue Islands announced two new routes for 2022 connecting Jersey directly to Dublin and Norwich.

A seasonal service from Jersey to Dublin will start operating from 27 March 2022 and will initially fly up to six times per week until 28 October. Jersey to Norwich will commence ahead of the key summer season, starting on 24 May 2022 and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays until 24 September. This schedule is ideal for three, four and seven night stays. Blue Islands continue to grow their regional network providing increased connectivity from key airports across the UK, making Jersey highly accessible for all visitors.

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If you have something new, recently opened, or are re-launching a product for 2022 and beyond (either ready to go or in the pipeline), then please let Visit Jersey know by emailing the product team at product@visitjersey.je